During February and the following months, the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) will be hosting a series of educational events for participants of many ages, ranging from 10 months – over 65 years old. Programmes are designed for individuals, as well as school classes. Among the many programmes are music, dance and cinema educational initiatives, all designed and curated by experts.

Infants and toddlers 10 – 30 months old, and their parents:

An emotions workshop designed for the whole family will be taking place at the OCC on Sundays through May. As movement is one of the most expressive means of non-verbal communication, the workshop has been designed into 5 thematic sections. In the following days, the 4th and 5th sections are being organized, with the 4th pertaining to nature, and the 5th to emotions.

When: 4th section, Sunday, February 25, and Sundays, March 4, 11, and 18; 5th section: Sundays, April 15, 22, and 29; Sundays, May 6, 13, and 20.

For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage.

Kids 9-13 years old, including children with mobility disabilities:

For children who feel like scientists, or hackers, or both, this workshop will allow them to follow through all stages of a project towards the production of a robotic arm. Stages include prototyping, construction, programming, testing, and improvements, all the way to user experience.

When: Weekend of February 10-11; 11 am – 12 pm.
Admission: €20 (includes both meetings)

For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage.

Teenagers 14-17 years old:

Visual artist Nikos Vogiatzis shows participants why the Internet is considered to be the world’s greatest museum, introducing them to some of the greatest artists of Net Art. Before making their very own works of art, teenagers will learn of the many platforms, aside from YouTube and MySpace, which have helped artists like Olia Lialina, Jodi, Douglas Davis, Alexei Shulgin, Martine Neddam, Tim Berners-Lee, Thereisamajorprobleminaustralia, Tight Artists, and Thomas Cheneseau gain prominence working with html, social media, gifs, glitches and other elements of the digital age.

When: Saturday, February 24, and Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; 12 pm – 3 pm.
Admission: €45 (includes all meetings)

For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage.

In the second workshop designed for teenagers 14-17 years old, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of cinema. During the 3rd and 4th sections of this workshop, participants will be exploring different filmic realities, as well as the art and techniques of the mockumentary genre, respectively. Participation is open to teenagers who have or have not attended similar seminars at the OCC or elsewhere.

When: 3rd section: Fridays, February 9, 16, and 23, and Fridays, March 2, and 9; 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm; 4th section: Fridays, March 23, and 30, Fridays, April 13, 20, and 27, and Friday, May 4; 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Admission: €54 (includes all meetings within each section)

For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage.

Adults:

The OCC is also organizing a workshop for educators, focusing on alternative ways of approaching and using books in the classroom. The experiential workshop is aimed at kindergarten and primary school teachers, as well as pre-school education professionals, and it is meant to help instructors in their efforts to help children through the unavoidable decision of whether to go through a book, or close it after a single page.

When: February 5, 7, and 8; 5 pm – 9pm
Admission: €30 (includes all meetings)

For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage.

Additional information on all OCC educational programmes can be found by calling 213 017 8002, or e-mailing education@sgt.gr.